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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2011
Summerside, PE - Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart was joined by Eastlink CEO Lee Bragg today to announce a special partnership in the renaming of the main arena at
Credit Union Place, now called the Eastlink Arena.
"On behalf of City Council and the City of Summerside, I would like to thank Mr. Lee Bragg and Eastlink for their commitment to our community and this facility," said Mayor Basil Stewart.
"We are excited about welcoming Eastlink to our facility. Eastlink is a valued corporate citizen and a sponsor of many local events. The company also employs more than 150 people in Summerside including technical support staff at the Holman Centre, contracted installers and maintenance crews."
The Eastlink Arena is a 3,500 bowl seating multi-function facility area with ten luxury skyboxes and standing room for several hundred. It has a National Hockey League size ice surface and has hosted concerts such as Kenny Rogers, Beach Boys, John Fogarty; it has also hosted a monster truck show, an NHL exhibition game, an American Hockey League game, cattle penning, banquets, trade shows and the RCMP Musical Ride.
This week, the Eastlink Arena will play host to two sold out Elton John shows.
"Eastlink is proud to be part of this very impressive facility and to have this opportunity to show our continued commitment to Summerside," said Eastlink CEO Lee Bragg at today's press conference.
"Community is very important to us. We strive to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the City of Summerside and the province through local programming on Eastlink TV, support of local and amateur sports and other community events and activities. Now, we have the pleasure of looking forward to upcoming events here at the Eastlink Arena."
For more information on Eastlink Arena visit www.cupevents.com and for more on Eastlink's industry leading products and services visit www.Eastlink.ca
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